ISEP Study Abroad Blog

So you’re back from study abroad. You took in the sights, drank in the culture, and discovered a whole new way of life…. but what did you  bring back? Other than perhaps improving your fluency in a foreign language, figuring out what skills you’ve acquired during your globe-trotting adventures may not always be obvious. And yet, according to numerous studies, employers seek out new hires with study abroad experience. Some say as many as 73% of employers think study abroad is important when looking for junior-level employees!

How do you communicate how studying abroad transformed you into an office superhero? When reflecting upon your time overseas, think about how you can incorporate these five skills into your resume or a job interview:

  1. Independence. Knowing how to live on your own in a foreign country means that you don’t need someone to look after you or constantly hold your hand…

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